Wisdom 3

1 {\cf2 So they sent ambassadours to him with messages of peace, saying,}

2 {\cf2 Beholde, we are the seruants of Nabuchodonosor the great king: we lie downe before thee: vse vs as shalbe good in thy sight.}

3 {\cf2 Beholde, our houses and all our places, and all our fieldes of wheate, & our flocks, and our heards, and all our lodges and tabernacles lie before thy face: vse them as it pleaseth thee.}

4 {\cf2 Beholde, euen our cities and the inhabitantes therof are thy seruants come, and take them, as seemeth good to thee.}

5 {\cf2 So the men came to Olofernes, and declared vnto them after this maner.}

6 {\cf2 The came he downe toward ye sea coast, both he and his armie, and set garisons in the hie cities, and tooke out of them chosen men for the warre.}

7 {\cf2 So they and all the countrey round about receiued them, with crownes, with daunces, and with timbrels.}

8 {\cf2 Yet he brake downe all their borders, and cut downe their woods: for it was inioyned him to destroy al the gods of the land, that al nations should worship Nabuchodonosor only, & that all tongues and tribes should call vpon him as God.}

9 {\cf2 Also he came against Esdrælon, neere vnto Iudea, ouer against the great straite of Iudea,}

10 {\cf2 And he pitched betweene Geba, and a citie of ye Scythians, & there he taried a moneth, that he might assemble all the baggage of his armie.}